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From: Buster (190.211.254.215)
Subject:         Re: Statins necessary?
Date: November 4, 2011 at 6:12 am PST

In Reply to: Statins necessary? posted by Jerry Kearns on November 3, 2011 at 2:37 pm:

I think the new recommendation is LDL under 70:

For high-risk patients (those with a 10-year risk* of a cardiac event of 20%): The LDL cholesterol should be lowered to below 100 mg/dL, and consideration should be given to lowering it to below 70 mg/dL.

http://heartdisease.about.com/od/cholesteroltriglycerides/a/cholrecs.htm

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